Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and a studio space can either be set in the woodland Tipi or first floor dual aspect room in the Lodge with open fire and views to the mountains.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.

Autumn 2019

Wildlife Safari - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. If it's wildlife you want to see, Instinct will make it happen! A perfect day trip from the Dell, customise your own adventure. From lochs and rivers, through the Scottish pine forest, over the moor and into the mountains. All wildlife day trips include your personal guide and unique access to some of the highlands top locations, all from the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy lunch in our lunch hut whilst taking in spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Regularly seeing Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Crested Tits, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Red Deer to name a few.

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Guided Nature Walk - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. With endless stunning trails leaving directly from the Dell, what better a pace to view Scotland’s top wildlife than on foot? Taking around three hours, this Wildlife walk allows you to enjoy all the fantastic sights and sounds of nature up close.

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Taste of the Wild - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the outdoors. Instinct's adventure days are based around their passion for the outdoors, nature, wilderness skills and of course, food!
The Dell makes for the perfect base to learn wilderness skills that will last you a lifetime. Instinct's adventure days are action packed, from learning how to light fire using traditional methods and cooking venison on the open fire to mastering tomahawk throwing, they have something for everyone. Days are tailored for all abilities and perfectly suited for groups, families or corporate days. Sessions are customised to your groups needs so if you have something in mind, let them know.

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Grounding into Winter Soul Retreat

22 - 25 Nov

£649

Join @walktheessentialpath, @hayley_m_dorian and I for a deeply nourishing long weekend at the stunning Dell of Abernethy in the Cairngorms this Winter ❄️ We will come together in these peaceful surroundings to practice yoga, meditate, nourish ourselves with Ayurvedic food and re discover our feminine grace in our Soul Circle time.

Peaceful evening activities to include Yin Yoga, yoga Nidra, meditation & sound baths;

Workshops to be fully announced but will include Wim Hof breathing techniques for cold water exposure (followed by a dip in the Loch❄️), Sacred Cacao Ceremony, Ayurvedic Dinacharya & self massage techniques, Lunar Labyrinth work & aromatic anchoring with essential oils;

One Ayurvedic, Essential oil or reiki therapy;

Secure your place now with a £200 deposit ✨ prices from £649pp PM for more info. It’s going to be magical ✨ @ Dell of Abernethy

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Winter 2019

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Spring 2020

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Summer 2020

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Treat someone to an experience at the Dell

If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.

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Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.

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